Fiddlers Cam

For those who can’t physically be at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention 3-4 Oct you can watch it on their Fiddler Cam at  Just scroll to the bottom and click on “View Founders Hall Cam“.

The schedule is at

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Paint Rock Valley Bluegrass Festival

Some of us made it out to the 2014 Paint Rock Valley Ole Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival. It is a very well run festival and great location. Here’s my dulcimentary of the festival from Friday:

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Volunteer(s) of the Year Award (updated pic)

We had a pleasant surprise at the Athens-Limestone Tourism Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this morning.  Here’s a couple of pictures of our ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ presented to ‘Athens Dulcimer Group’!  I know that we all appreciate receiving it and I wanted to share the picture, and plan to bring it to our next jam.  Thanks to all our group that gives the gift of their time, for we all know it is truly better to give than to receive.

Grady and Janice Swanner

Award 2 Volunteer Award 001

The Way We Played

We had a lot of fun playing at The Way We Worked -Athens  see the video at

Also, Jon & Betty Harris asked me to pass this on: they are hosting a Dulcimer Gospel Jam at their home Tuesday, 7 October, at 6 p.m. Address: 416 Gillespie Rd Madison, AL Phone 256-837-6218  All are welcome.

Fiddlers Convention Reminders

a. To see map Janice sent showing the location of our booth this year click on the small image: map

b. In case you missed it last year here is a dulcimentary I made featuring a behinds the scenes look of the 2013 Mountain Dulcimer Competition at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention  Now practice your tune so you can enter this year!

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5K Fiddlers Run

Oct 4 (Sat) - 7:30 a.m. ’til race finish:  5K Fiddlers Run: we have been asked to play at the start of the race and then greeting the 5 K Fiddlers Runners as they finish the race. The run begins and ends at Athens Sportsplex (baseball complex) on Hwy.31.

A Remote-Controlled Race Car/Electric Dulcimer

Here’s something interesting I saw on FaceBook/YouTube,  A Remote-Controlled Race Car/Electric Dulcimer that really moves